Advances in functional research of antioxidants and organoleptic traits in berry crops

Fabrizio Carbone, Fabienne Mourgues, Gaetano Perrotta, Carlo Rosati

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Berry species are economically-important crops worldwide and represent an invaluable source of vitamins and other health-related compounds. Species belonging to the families Rosaceae, Ericaceae and Grossulariaceae provide the most popular fruits, showing a strong diversity in natural and breeding populations as to berry traits (fruit type, size, color, flavor, antioxidant capacity), resistance to a/biotic stress, adaptation to different environment/culture conditions. The small genome size of most diploid berry genera is a remarkable feature for last-generation genomics technologies, molecular genetics and functional studies. This review will cover the literature dealing with molecular research in berry crops, focusing on antioxidant- and flavor-related compounds. © 2008 - IUBMB/IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23 - 36
Number of pages14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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